Alexandra Kingston (born March 11, 1963, in Epsom, Surrey) is an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER.
Kingston grew up in Epsom, on the outskirts of London, the eldest of three daughters of a butcher and his German wife. Her mother's younger brother is actor Walter Renneisen. She was inspired to pursue acting by one of her teachers at the all-girls grammar school she attended as a child. She later completed a two-year program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and went on to join the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company.
Kingston has appeared in a number of British produced television dramas, including Crocodile Shoes, Moll Flanders and The Knock. She has also guest starred on The Bill. In 1997, Kingston gained public television fame after being cast on the medical drama ER at the start of the fourth season. Her character Elizabeth Corday was a British surgeon fellow arriving from England. This role she played for just over seven...
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Croupier is a 1998 film starring Clive Owen as a croupier. The film was directed by Mike Hodges. The film was released by Image Entertainment on DVD in the USA, and Alliance Atlantis in Canada. Though intended as a feature film, it was shown on television in North America. It was also initially released in cinemas and drew a steady audience at the box office. It had a strong critical following in North America, and helped to launch Clive Owen's acting career there.
Croupier was disqualified from the Academy Awards after it was shown on television.
The film has been classified as neo-noir. It uses interior monologues in the style of many early noir detective films.
Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer going nowhere fast. To make ends meet, and against his better judgement, he takes a job as a croupier. He finds himself drawn into the casino world and the job gradually takes over his life; his relationship with girlfriend Marion begins to deteriorate. One gambler in particular catches his...,
Carrington is a film made in 1995 about the life of the English artist Dora Carrington, who was known simply as Carrington.
The film, starring Emma Thompson in the title role, focuses on her unusual relationship with the author Lytton Strachey, played by Jonathan Pryce, as well as with other members of the Bloomsbury Group.
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Sweet Land is an American independent film directed and written by Ali Selim. Set in 1920s rural Minnesota, it stars Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, Lois Smith, Ned Beatty, John Heard, Alex Kingston and Alan Cumming. It is based on Will Weaver's 1989 short story "A Gravestone Made of Wheat."
Sweet Land is a love story. In the aftermath of World War I Inge Altenburg (Elizabeth Reaser), a mail order bride from Snåsa, Norway, arrives in America to a very cold reception. The Minnesota farming village in which her intended husband, Olaf Torvik (Tim Guinee), lives is horrified to learn that she is a German immigrant with no papers. To make matters worse, she has accidentally obtained membership papers for the American Socialist Party. Scandalized, both the town's Lutheran minister and the county clerk refuse to marry them.
When events lead them to openly cohabitate with each other, they find themselves ostracised by the entire town. They are then forced to harvest their crop completely by...,